Earlier this week there was an earthquake off Japan that measured 6.3 on the Richter scale. This newsletter is about why that should be of interest or concern to you.
You see, there are hundreds of spent fuel rods sitting in damaged, above ground housing that could topple in the event of a significant shock. The ensuing release of radiation into the environment has the potential to create a disaster that some experts put at over 100 times worse than Chernobyl.
Last week I was talking about my food bars to a person who sells emergency kits. He was interested in a meal replacement bar. The subject got on to the topic of radiation. He told me he has a device for measuring the level of background radiation. He takes readings daily. Where before Fukushima the average reading was about .008, it was now about .2, peaking at .5!
So the radiation that has been released to date into the environment from the Fukishima disaster is already having a measurable and serious impact. And that is here is Sydney!
Now if you live here in Sydney, like me, you haven’t felt this. So why is it a concern? Radiation exposure results in a cumulative build up in the body of radioactive particles. Like heavy metals (lead, mercury, aluminium), when ingested gradually, these radioactive particles are not large enough to notice immediately but they do have an effect. The effect they have on the body depends on how many particles you are exposed to over how short or long a period of time and what points of weakness exist in your body.
There is an effect scale. If a nuclear blast occurs in front of your face it wipes the body off the map in milliseconds. If it occurs a suburb or two away the body takes a few days to die. Further away and the body suffers for a longer period of time before it packs it in. Often due to cancer. Further away again and fatigue, digestive upsets and disorders, lethargy, depression and so on are less severe but just as debilitating on a body. The principle is, the more radiation the body receives in a shorter period of time, the less it survives.
Fortunately for us, the opposite also holds true. The less radiation the body receives OR THE MORE THE BODY IS ABLE TO GET RID OF RADIOACTIVE PARTICLES, the less damaging effect the radiation has on the survival of the body.
So, the radiation is cumulative and we are already experiencing the effect here in Sydney of Fukushima. This is even though the radiation plume on the computer generated graphics I have seen show nothing coming South, it shows it all going East to the US. I just entered into Google [fukushima radiation plume picture] and of the 16 pictures, the only one that showed what we are experiencing is this one:
and there is the high potential for it to get dramatically worse in very short order, what can you do to protect yourself from the effects of past, present and future radiation exposure?
Please consult a medical practitioner to determine the best course of action for you to take with regards to your body. Of course most of them don’t have a clue of how to handle radiation exposure, but if enough people ask, it will be profitable for them to spend the time to learn about it and advise you correctly.
Here is a list of points to take up with your primary health care practitioner or a specialist.
1. Filter fluoride out of your drinking water. Fluoride prevents the body from taking in iodine. Adequate Iodine intake is essential for a healthy thyroid gland. The thyroid is a key player in the immune system of the body.
2. Get your iodine level checked. If deficient, take some iodine in your water. Most people are deficient in it. Per this article (and many others) “In Germany on Wednesday, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection held a news conference that described the threat from the Japanese plume as trifling and said there was no need for people to take iodine tablets. The pills can prevent poisoning from the atmospheric release of iodine-131, a radioactive byproduct of nuclear plants.”
That statement, and the ensuing silence on the subject of increased atmospheric radiation, shows you just how much you can trust the government to protect you (zero) and how much you really do have to rely on your own communication lines and research to stay abreast of the things that truly matter – 100%.
3. Increase your intake of those foods with proven ability to chelate (grab onto and remove, from the Greek for claw) heavy metals and radiation out of the body. Here is a list of some I use in my bars for that purpose: http://www.healthelicious.com.au/ingredients/Detoxification-Ingredients.html
4. Increase your intake of foods high in antioxidants. Antioxidants minimise and help reverse oxidative stress from eating and exercise.
5. Ensure you have sufficient vitamin B3 in your diet or as a supplement. B3 has been proven to help remove toxins and radiation from the body.
6. Cut down your sugar intake. 80% of your immune system is in your gut. Sugar feeds the bad gut bacteria- Candida albicans. If they overwhelm the good guys, all brands of hell ensue.
7. Take a good probiotic, like 2012. They help replenish and feed the good bacteria.
8. Exercise. Moderate exercise increases the production of pathogen fighting T cells in your blood.
I could tell you much more but there is a limit, I am told, on how much others are prepared to read. If you would like more data on the subject or on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from radiation poisoning, contact me.